Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. It is special in two aspects of farming and processing: the green tea plants for matcha are shade-grown for about three weeks before harvest and the stems and veins are removed in processing. The leaves are then dried and powdered into a very fine powder.
Matcha is an excellent anti-oxidant ingredient for the skin. The same properties that make it beneficial for drinking are great for the skin, especially epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is helpful in reducing inflammation and evening skin tone. The antioxidants may also be helpful for reducing acne and increasing skin elasticity.
- 1 teaspoon Aloe Vera Gel – All skin types
- 1 teaspoon Lemon juice – Oily Skin only
- 1/2-1 teaspoon raw honey – Normal or dry Skin
- 1 teaspoon plain yogurt – Dry skin
Mix the different ingredients and Matcha to form a paste. Keep the pasts quite thick so it will stay on your face and not too watery as it will just slide off, you may need slightly more or less water so give it a test.
Spread the matcha magic over your face. Leave for 15-20 minutes and remove with a warm, wet washcloth.